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after a $1000 volkswagen bonus. captioning made possible by johnson & johnson, where quality products for the american family have been a tradition for generations >> osgood: good morning, i'm charles osgood this is a special edition of "sunday morning." we're be spending the morning in the low country of south carolina. by design. this is auldbrass. a modern day plantation designed by the legendary architect frank lloyd wright. it's roughly midway between charleston, south carolina, and
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savannah, georgia. historic places with different approaches to preserving their heritage. it's a tale of two cities, as lee cowan will report in our cover story. >> savannah, georgia. and charleston, south carolina. historic cities of the south. faced with a design dilemma. >> the question is, ho how do we move forward? how do we honor our past and how do we point toward a future? >> you can have a great preservation achievement and you can have a robust economy at the same time. >> preservation and progress. ahead on "sunday morning." >> osgood: as a look around a house and grounds here demonstrates, good design can reveal itself in ways big and small. luke burbank this morning shows us how small things can make a world of difference. >> they say beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
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but good design that's something everyone can appreciate. no matter what neighborhood you live in. >> i think the notion that because somebody is poor they don't have the same appreciation completely erroneous. >> this is a stone from jane. >> creating heidi sign at low cost. later on "sunday morning." >> osgood: design plays a role in many aspects of our lives. even if something is just being built for laughs. this morning comedian jerry seinfeld will be sharing his insights with anthony mason. >> about cars and comedy. >> this is show about comedy. >> with the design of both. architectural ways. >> i like structure. i like lodge glike later on "sunday morning." we go for a drive with jerry
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seinfeld. >> am i driving too fast for you? >> you're fine. >> cleaning windows at auldbrass is pretty down to earth operation. but cleaning them on auto a soaring sky scraper is a bit more challenging. this morning, mo rocco does windows. >> architects design them. construction workers build them. >> this is good exercise. >> but who cleans them? i don't do windows. welsh unless i'm window washing a skyscraper on the 38th floor. how am i doing? is this section okay? >> ahead on "sunday morning." >> richard schlesinger introduces us to simplicity of shaker design. jane pauley looks at architecture you can take to the bank. seth doane has spotted calves made of sand in japan. and more.
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johnson in the newsroom nor our condition day morning headlines. >> good morning. it is august 23, 2014. an american wounded taking down a gunman on a train in france is now out of the hospital and reunited with his friends. charlie d'agata has the latest. >> the suspected gunman face down and hog tied and near him one of the men who brought him down. u.s. airman spencer stone, national guardsman alek skarlatos and their friend anthony sad her overpowered the gunman and beat him unconscious with the butt of his rifle. >> i think spencer the real hero. he was the first one to jump on him. he's the one who got cut up. he just had no fear. >> stone was cut to the bone after the gunman sliced into him with a box cutter. the alleged attacker has been identified as moroccan national ayob el khazzani. he found the weapons in the park only wanted to rob passengers. but he'd already been flagged for having links to radical islam.
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and french investigators are treating it as an extremist attack. the three american friends are now together here in paris they have been invited to the presidential palace where french president will thank them in person for their courage in a meeting tomorrow. sunday morning i'm charlie d'agata in paris. >> nearly 07 major wildfires are still burning in at least six western states. worst washington state where officials have called for volunteers to help fight the flames. a military jet crashed into a busy highway killing seven people and injuring more than a don't others. incredibly the pilot survived. he is listed in critical condition. it is twins at washington's national zoo. mei xiang the 17-year-old giant panda gave birth to two cubs saturday about five hours apart. both tiny babies are said to be in good shape.
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now the weather no help for fire crews in the pacific northwest. it will be sunny and dry. but folks in the midwest especially minnesota will be breaking out sweaters as a cold front sweeps in. but week ahead, rain will be welcome in washington state and the dog days of summer most everywhere else. >> osgood: next, the low country by design. >> ladies and gentlemen, jerry seinfeld. >> osgood: later. >> here goes nothing.
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just for laughs. [tennis rackets swinging & hitting tennis ball] [crowd cheering] c'mon! [crowd cheering] [tennis rackets swinging & hitting tennis ball] [crowd cheering] [sound of tennis ball hitting the court] [crowd cheering and clapping]
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>> osgood: may sound like a dream come true. to open a grand estate designed in 1939 by america's foremost architect, frank lloyd wright. wright named it auldbrass, adapting the name of a historic plantation, although nothing is planted here but live oaks and cypress trees. spread across some 300 acres of south carolina's low country, a
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tidal marshes it's a magical location even if you do have to watch your step around some of the locals. but just three decades ago auldbrass had fallen into disrepair a. costly white elephant that no one, it seemed, was willing or able to save. >> it was barely alive. it's taken almost 30 years to bring it back to where it is now. >> hollywood producer joel silver is best known for his blockbuster films. >> free your mind. >> osgood: still there's little question that silver's 1986 purchase and restoration of auldbrass has been the most audacious production of his career. >> very expensive hobby. and i found early on that if i can make successful movies that
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be able to benefit from that to utilize those funds to explore other things and architecture being one of them. i'm going to build a guest house, it's one of the few times we'll build a new wright building in the act site where it was meant to be. and it's the last thing i have to do. that's the last project. >> osgood: silver maintain auldbrass as wright intended a private retreat. opening it to the public on occasion to raise funds for the regional open land trust. the architect's vision endures, from the smallest detail to the grandest, nature is the inspiration, a lot of place exalted by design. by the time auldbrass was designed the nearby cities of charleston and savannah were both more than 00 years old.
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of historic presser rakes makes for genuine tale two of cities. our cover story reported now by lee cowan. >> they are two best of the south. savannah, georgia, and charleston, south carolina. about 100 miles apart they have been rivals for ken trees. debating everything from which has the best manors to which makes the sweetest tea. but these cities have something in common, too how to preserve their moss-draped southern charm without turning their backs on progress. >> there's a lot of jealousy between the two of them. >> retired american history professor john duncan was born in charleston, but has spent the last 50 years in savannah. his only, off monterey square, was built in 1869. >> how can you keep city like this charming and preserve its history yet still move forward
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at the same time? >> well, many savannahians would say we don't want to move forward. we happy just the way we are thank you very much. >> many in charleston might say the same thing. and that's the design dilemma. it's tempting to put these historic cities in formaldehyde to embalm them. carlson's mayor says that's not a viable answer. >> historic city should be a little place, because if you don't have that and it's a form of something, a former once great city now pretty to see. >> charleston has the oldest historic district in the country. it's carefully preserved the grand public building as well as mansions along the battery and the famous rainbow road. the city's signature style however is the charleston single house, tall, slender homes with two-tiered porches they're
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called piazzas here. that sometimes look out over a private garden. it's an architectural fabric that new buildings have a hard time matching. >> it's like there's this beautiful painting that has been painted and we have an opportunity to paint something within that beautiful painting. got to be careful that in what you paint there don't detract from the overall context of what has been created. >> it's up to charleston's board of architectural review to approve new construction. sometimes the mayor himself gets involved, as he did with the architect of a proposed parking garage. >> i said i want a building that doesn't look like a parking garage, this is a long time. he very nicely explained to me that's not what you do. i said, no, that's what we down charleston. >> this is what resulted a garage that actually won the federal design achievement award. then there's charleston placea
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400-room hotel that did pass the city's muster only after it was built to fit with the style of the buildings around it. same is true of this $142 million performance hall set to open in october. but for modernist architects like ray huff, charleston's restrictions can make new design a bit tricky. >> frying to determine to find that right balance. >> when clemson university designed this contemporary building to house the school's architecture center in charleston, it was met with such opposition the plan had to be scrapped. >> the process of going through getting permits for building is extremely difficult process in charleston. >> the same debate is ringing throughout savannah. although here historic different tone.
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about modern contemporary architecture coming into fan? >> i think we embrace it. i think we embrace it but we ask serious questions about whether this building will contribute to the city. >> christian sottils, the dean of the school of building arts at the savannah college of art and design and the architect behind this, the school's new museum of art. >> we set out to design a building that would communicate over three centuries. >> one that incorporates what was left of the oldest surviving antebellum railroad depot in the country. >> we like to use the term creative preservation. his tore vic looking backwards and preservation sounds like you're just hanging on. creative preservation is making and saving, it's both. >> that deso one of more than 70 historic sites that savannah's college of art and design has saved and reburped.
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jail to what used to be 19th century armory. >> it is a living laboratory. >> many of the buildings like this one look out on paragraphs savannah's best known feature. it's squares. there are 22 of them in all. design unique to savannah. in fact it's considered one of the nation's first planned cities. while it's not as old as charleston, savannah's historic district is much larger, stretching from the waterfront where buildings like savannah's cotton exchange still stand. to neighborhoods where homes iron work sit beneath the spanish moss. this is what makes savannah and the new can still spark controversy. the 64,000 square foot jepson center for the arts designed by moshe safdie was tough to get by savannah's historic review board m. still don't like it today.
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filled with glass but maybe not so appropriate for a historic city like savannah. >> these port cities of the south, savannah and charleston, are survivors. they have out lived fires, hurricanes, slavery and of course, war. they surely will survive design disputes, but not without a fight. >> osgood: coming up, keeping it simple. >> that is an extra drawer. the shaker didn't like to waste space. if your purse is starting to look more like a tissue box... you may be muddling through allergies. try zyrtec for powerful allergy relief.
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[drones crashing] c frank lloyd wright customized furniture. after practical issue you ever wanted to move. by contrast richard schlesinger introduces us to a furniture making tradition whose designs couldn't be more practical. >> at the hancock shaker village in far western massachusetts, they have always kept things simple and clean. it's a museum now where visitors can seek classic furniture designed centuries ago by the shakers. the lines of the furniture are as clean as the rooms it in
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habits. leslie herzberg is the curator. >> they were thinking of it as being functional, streamlined simple. what we now say is beautiful design. >> they didn't mean for it to be beautiful? >> it's beautiful to our eyes but never referred to it as beautiful. >> these no frills, no flourishes chairs may be the best known legacy of shaker design. shakers came to the u.s. from england and established themselves as a christian sect in the late 18th century. their design style followed their lifestyle. it is simple and above all practical. this is a blanket chest made in the 1800s. >> what's the thing on the bottom? >> that is an extra daughter. the shakers didn't like to waste space. so if there was an additional way to use the space more efficiently the shakers would find it. >> they were innovative group that came up with new ways to
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>> as is human nature everyone wants to tip back in their chair, it's true. >> it is true. >> so the shakers did the same thing. but what the shakers figured out was in order to preserve the chair and also to preserve their floors, if you added this tiny little design element to the back posts of your chairs, you could preserve both that back post and your floors. >> this is brilliant. so it -- it -- swivelsf i may? it swivels with the chair as you go back. this is brilliant. >> invented by the shakers. now seen on most classroom chairs for kids. >> in their heyday in the 19th century there were roughly 6,000 shakers in nearly two dozen communities from main to, kentucky. their founder was a woman known as mother anne. they lived communally so cleanliness became if not next to godliness at least really
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close. >> mother anne once said, there's no dirt in heaven. so keeping your living quarters and your eating quarters and your work quarters clean was very important. so that is how you have things like the shaker built-ins so you don't have to clean on top or beneath them. >> a lot of shaker design evolved from the necessity to tidy up. among other things they invented the flat broom. and the pegs which you see in every shaker thing are they for hats? or what? >> they're for almost anything. so not only could you push your chair under the table you could also hang it up on your peg. >> why would you do that? >> if you wanted to clean underneath it. but you would often hang it upside down so that dust wouldn't gather on the seat. >> they brought this there's fell this lower -- normally would have been in this lower position they brought it up to
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ian inker sol is a furniture maker in west cornwall, connecticut. >> so they could clean under every table every day. easier to get a mop under this. >> full disclosure here, ingersolv my neighbor. he has spent decades studying and following shaker design. >> in the design world we use the word shakerize almost like it was a verb, meaning to simplify to its simplest form. >> he makes shaker furniture but he also makes more contemporary pieces, frequently with a glance back at the shakers. >> matter of fact that is driven most of modern furniture design for the last 50 years. >> the shakers designs have stood the test of time and influenced furniture makers of more recent times. but time might finally be
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since the beginning, shakers have been celibate, so new members can be hard to come by. >> mother anne once said that once the number of shakers dwindles to how -- as many as you can count on one hand that there will be a resurgence. and maybe that's still true. >> where once there were 6,000 shakers, today there are just a handful living together in maine perhaps the last of their kind. >> osgood: just ahead. >> that's the smasher. >> osgood: we build a better mousetrap. >> got him. ordinary objects often seemed... intimidating. doing something simple... meant enduring a lot of pain. if ra is changing your view of everyday things orencia may help. orencia works differently by targeting a source of ra early in the inflammation process.
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>> from the lowcountry of south carolina it's a sunday morning by design. here again is charles osgood. >> osgood: this piazza was designed by eric lloyd wright, the grandson of frank lloyd wright. simple, practical, good design. this morning susan spencer taking a look at some other timeless designs. >> how many traps do you think you have total? >> i have over 4500 traps. at tom parr's trap history museum outside columbus, ohio, it's easy to feel, well, a little trapped. >> i guess it's been a life long obsession to collect things. and probably in the late 1980s i decided i wanted to collect
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>> all sizes, all shapes, his quirky collection lines the walls, floor to ceiling. >> this one pail. >> delighting a couple hundred equally trap-happy visitors a year. and when they walk,000. >> what is the reaction. >> most are overwhelmed. >> parr treasures them all. >> they would set this like so. >> but one seems to hold a special place in his heart. >> as a mouse comes up to get the peanut butter. that basics household stand by patented over a century ago a timeless design as perfect today as it was back then. >> so simple. they try to change it. they rebuild it, still goes right back to the same thing, arm. >> anile lights the mouse. >> annihilate.
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>> but despite dead-on success roughly 15 inventors a year for almost a century have gotten patents for a supposedly improved version. there's that famous quote, build a better mousetrap, the world will beat a path to your door. seem people have taken that to heart. >> they have. >> this is the room devoted to mouse taps. >> yes, this is it. >> here resides some 1500 mostly failed attempts at mousetrap perfection. >> since he walks on there. it's called the smasher. there is one that is called the electrocuer. >> featuring some astonishingly creative means to the same gruesome end. >> here is one called the iron cat. mouse goes in this chamber. >> i'm starting to feel sorry for the mouse. >> n't. >> for parr the case for the timeless spring-loaded design is
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can really argue with this. except maybe the mouse. >> coming up. >> we're building a new bank. architect says, transparency. >> .
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interest. >> osgood: you can put a lot of money into restoring and maintaining a place like auldbrass. or you can take the more conventional approach put it in a bank. jane pauley takes a measure of those pillars of commerce. >> today the corner bank is as common as the coffee shop. and equally imposing. >> for some this is -- it's kind of surprising there are buildings at all. when your bank is in the cloud. >> it's entire bank. >> but it wasn't always this way. the bank used to be synonymous with imposing. even monumental. like this one built in 1924, now called gotham hall is now a venue for weddings and special occasions. >> this is the last great classical bank built in new york city. and probably in the united states. the columns are five feet in diameter solid limestone.
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>> charles belfoure is an architect and historian. >> you would go into the tiniest town in america and you'd find this really ornate classical bank. even as a kid i knew it was a fancy building. that it was a special building. just like a church would be. >> like a church, the covered ceiling and soaring pillars were intended to inspire awe and reference, for money. >> the vault was sort of the heart. these bright, shiny objects the strength. >> and the vault was a show piece. built to be seen, admired and trusted. >> they wanted to show the depositor that their money was absolutely safe. >> but it was an illusion. banks could fail. and often did. >> throughout america's financial history, hundreds and hundreds of banks failed and depositors would lose every nickel they had. >> yet only a year after
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the great panic of 1893 bowery built this shrine in downtown manhattan y. did they keep spending money on building astonishing backs if everyone is remembering grandma lost everything? >> they wanted them to forget. >> and they did. at the dawn of the roaring '20s bowery built a sky scrapper atop america's first branch bank 70 feet high. 200 feet. a branch bank it. >> was called a castle in the cloud. brought to earth. a few years later the economy came crashing to earth. >> the stock market crash and great depression has begun. >> americans blame bankers for the depression. >> but after world war 2 the economy booming and optimism rising banks were bank with a new message. i can almost see the meeting with the bankers around the building.
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that architect was gordon bunshaft. his design for manufacturer's trust was transparent building. >> almost seemed like, you know, the people inside would be more honest. about what they were doing. >> the vault sat right in the window not ten feet from 5th avenue. today the bank is gone but the vault is still there. like a jeweled accessory in the window of the design store. >> that's it. >> escalators that once convey customers to the banking floor now carry shoppers through the flagship store of joe fresh. ironic, that an iconic bank has become a retail store, but fitting, says charles belfoure, because the bank of today -- >> is basically a financial supermarket. >> no need to impress. sit down, have some coffee. >> more like your living room.
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>> osgood: swimming pool and other amenities, this is truly a castle. very different from the castles that has been admired in japan. >> these sculptures can sore several stories high and seem to defy gravity. particularly considering they're made entirely of sand. >> everyone who has ever been on the beach, played in the sandbox, you know what sand can do. you've played with sand. take sand and to be able to make a ginormous work of art? it's incredible. >> incredible indeed, so much so there's an entire museum dedicated to this art form in the western japanese city of tottori.
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professional sand sculptures sue mcgrew came all the way from seattle. >> one thing about the sand just trying to find how far back you can cut it without it actually falling off. >> we found mcgrew putting the finishing touches on her rendition of the "fall of the berlin wall" far this german-themed exhibition. showcasing in sand, back, einstein, even the growers grimm. mcgrew has no formal training. >> these are my tools. >> even i am proceed advises with her implements. >> this is actually a horse brush. >> a fork creates texture. a feather duster smooths it all out. the most challenging part for all of these designers is dealing with gravity. >> you're down here on your hands and knees working and you look up think, please don't fall. >> jill harris, another american, usually just calls herself a sculpture. omitting the word sand unless
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she's ready for a slew of questions. >> do you knicks anything with it? is it really only sand and water? how do you get it to stay up? >> and the answers are -- it's only sand and water. the secret is compaction. >> the sculptures which harden as they dry start as a giant block of sand. >> we'll take an entire day to pack a block like this. with jumping jack compactors and water. first thing going to lock together. >> she's been at it for 19 years. showed us these lime taps videos. the key to it all is getting the right sand. beach sand is not work so well. >> because if you think of the ocean as giant rock tumbler all those little grains are rolling around and they're round. like stacking marbles. the sand from a quarry or sand that's been on a dune and away from the surf they're still angular so they will lock
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>> that's what makes tottori so ideal. we visited its combined sand dunes on an unseasonably chilly day this spring. complete with camels brought in for tourists the scene is more sahara than small town japan. katsuhiko chaen celled with introducing sand sculpture to japan told us -- the city of tottori dime me and said we've got this huge sand dune. can you help us do something with it to draw tourists? nine years ago he created this museum of sand which brings ingest sculptures including sue mcgrew. isn't there something fundamentally frustrating or depressing about this. ultimately this sculpture, all of your work will go away. >> i love that aspect. the ephemeral aspect of sand scupping like thanksgiving dinner, you know. you put together with friends. experience of making the food and eating it.
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you don't want to keep the meal for every. want to make it and enjoy it. >> it's fleeting beauty is by design. >> osgood: next -- this is ran then also cooks.
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maybe a fancy sports car. most of us see design as something that makes our lives easier, safer, better. >> that's an easy meal to put together. >> but do they feel that way in the developing world? of course they do. i think the notion that because somebody is poor they don't have same appreciation for beauty or function is completely erroneous, it's incredibly insulting if you really think of it. >> yves behar is one of the countries as top industrial designers. for him design is more than just a job it's a lifestyle. he designed the offices of his san francisco company fuseproject and they stand as a sort of museum to all he's made. >> it would sense my phone as i approach it. >> yet one of his proudest achievements isn't something he made for prada or samsung a pair
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>> there's a great proverb i learned from finland that says, the poor can't afford bad design, cheap design, low quality design. why? because you have to buy it again. because it breaks down. >> the glasses, millions of pairs, are being worn by mexican school children. >> they're designed with a very special material called grilamid. that material with stands high levels of distortion which is important when you're a kid. you probably often sit on those glasses they need to survive childhood, i guess. >> the mexican government hired behar to solve a problem. poor kids who needed glasses were choosing to go without them rather than wear the decidedly unstylish pairs the government had been handing out. behar's design changed that. >> every child you provide with a pair of eye glasses is actually going to become a better learner. >> cheap, durable glasses are
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cheap, durable computer for kids in the developing world. yep, designed one of those, too. >> criterias were brought to us at the beginning of the project were tremendously difficult to think of at the time. $100 laptop that could be powered with a fifth or less of the amount of energy that it takes to power a laptop here. >> today more than three million of these inexpensive laptops are use from cam bow i can't to brazil. they're even celebrated an uruguayan stamp and on wrandan money. >> i don't know if any of the design ever that's ended up on nation's money. >> steen still hasn't seen any of his designs show up on any cash yet. but he's hoping that what he's creating here in an old oregon
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kind of impact. for 25 years he and his team have worked towards a sort of holy grail of humanitarian design. an affordable, safe stove for the nearly three billion people around the world cooking over open flames. which damage the environment and their health. why is it so important to find a solution to this stove problem? >> wood smoke is about the same as cigarette smoke. if a woman is cooking with a kid, they're breathing the equivalent of four packs of cigarettes a day. >> except this isn't some voluntary choice this is something to stay alive, right to, cook food? >> their poverty is in effect killing them. >> an estimated four million people die each year from breathing the smoke from their stoves.
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the goal of aprocecho to create $15 stoves that produce almost no toxic smoke and still cook great food. show that accomplished. >> there's not really a chimney. >> no. >> this stove has very fast little jets of air that are mixing all of the smoke and the gas into the flame. and it's mixing it so well that it's getting all burned up. >> but there's no such thing as one perfect universal stove, because people in each region of the world cook food differently. >> this is a griddle stove for making tortillas from honduras. sheer high powered chinese stove for boiling water. this is a stove from india for making chapattis and here is an african charcoal stove for making fufu. >> for one in five people still living without electricity. >> it goes for 70 minutes on charge of wood. >> they recently found way to solve two problems at once.
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>> this is a lantern that also cooks. so we figure that people might want to be able to see at night to read and whatever or to prepare the food and also to cook. >> wow. so income boil water and provide light. that could change somebody's life, right? >> i hope so. >> forget iphones and sports cars, this is light, where there wasn't any before. it's design that truly makes a difference. >> a beautifully made, well made, high quality product is understood exactly in the same way here than it is somewhere else. >> osgood: coming up.
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>> osgood: washing windows in this ground level dining room is one thing. but washing big city windows dozens of floors up that's quite another as mo rocca knows full well. >> the world over skyscrapers are reaching new heights. we all know what it looks like from street level, but i wanted to view from up high, the truly unobstruct view. >> very quiet. it's peaceful. there's always music going on in your head. so being on heights is the perfect place to be. parachute? >> for 2 years andy horton has been washing windows on new york city's skyscrapers. >> do you see things that rest ground? >> yes. you see some crazy things up there. m. things you captain. seen? >> way too much. in the beginning it was great. now it's just part of your
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this is a d-ring. >> horton is also the window washing union's head safety trainer. he's the guy to see if you want to do this job and live to tell about it. on the roof of 7 world trade center. >> now going to do the legs. >> andy rigs me up. this is a job with very real hazards. just last fall next door at the 104-story 1 world trade center one of the cables on the window washer's basket came loose. leaving two workers dangling outside the 68th floor over an hour and half. strapped into my safety harness i meet my co-worker for the day. jesus rosario. >> checking in. we're ready to go out. >> the crane hoists our basket up and out.
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>> the brook lip bridge looks great. the statue of liberty. new jersey. >> andy horton was right this up high you can't help but hear the music. i'm on the top of the world looking down on creation we secure or baskets to the side of the building and begin greatest ride to work ever. he's eating. hi, how are you. my first time. she's got a neat desk. good to see you. do you wave to the other window washers? >> how are you doing? it's a beautiful day! we clock in at the 38th floor. >> take your wand first. you start in the corners. you start scrubbing hard. not going to come out easy. try not to get your body into it. don't move the wand and move your body just wrist. everything on the wrist.
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that. >> you work a squeegee all the way up in the corner. take it around. all the way down. >> then i go back up here. >> now get the corner. >> and like this. just go like this. >> tiring work. and fairly straight forward. so was the giant glass box that we're cleaning. new york has seen its explosion buildings. washing windows on those building is it a fun challenge or sit -- >> frustrating. fun looking at it. it's beautiful. but it's dangerous. it's crazy. >> but somebody's got to do it. let's face it dirty windows don't reflect well. >> i will not go into any restaurant or store with dirty windows. treat your windows like that what are you going to do when i
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>> i made it worse.
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>> for at least a hundred years. >> it's primal to put something on stove to start with fire, just so elemental. >> and instrumental gushes donald strum, head of product design at michael graves in princeton, new jersey. a happy melody telling you, the water's boiling. >> it just sauce makes me smile. and it does its job really well. >> and in 1948, strum did his job really well. his boss, design legend michael graves, set out to improve on the classic whistling tea kettle. he enlisted strum who was just fresh out of college. >> he asked, would you be interested in working on a project this summer. the alessi whistling bird tea kettle. i was planning ongoing on a bike that notion. >> tea kettle or bike ride. and you chose the tea kettle. smart choice.
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the alessi whistling bird tea kettle has since sold well over a million. >> it just anchors the kitchen. you know? otherwise the kitchen just looks running amuck. >> don't want your kitch tone run amuck. for starters considering the usual contour. >> the conic shape was brought about because the water boiled faster. >> then there's the handle. >> we wand something that would speak to the hand. and little undulation, is that says, hold me here. >> this does not get hot. >> did we mention the color. red spout, warning hot. blue handle, cool enough to touch. is it true that you looked at 15 to 20 different shades of blue? >> we did. we ran the spectrum of all >> literally. >> let's not forget that trademark little bird. >> looks like a hood ornament of a luxury vehicle. if you look at the relationship of the bird whistle to rolls
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royce they carry the same gesture. >> i must say i haven't done that. >> i'll show you. next time i get in my rolls i'll be sure to check no. rolls, no problem. just enjoy your tea. but take a sec and enjoy the kettle as well. >> osgood: still to come. jerry seinfeld comic drive. >> am i driving too fast for you? >> no. you had some blocks and you had major thoroughfares and corridors that were just totally pitch black. those things had to change. we wanted to restore our lighting system in the city. you can have the greatest dreams in the world, but unless you can finance those dreams, it doesn't happen. at the time that the bankruptcy filing was done, the public lighting authority had a hard time of finding a bank. citi did not run away from the table like some other bankers did.
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citi had the strength to help us go to the credit markets and raise the money. it's a brighter day in detroit. people can see better when they're out doing their tasks, young people are moving back in town, the kids are feeling safer while they walk to school. and folks are making investments and the community is moving forward. 40% of the lights were out, but they're not out for long.they're coming back. i was not aware of how much acidity was in my diet. i was so focused on making good food choices, i had no idea that it was damaging the enamel of my teeth. i wanted to fix it, i wanted to fix it right away. my dentist recommended pronamel. he said that pronamel can make my teeth stronger, that it was important, that that is something i could do each day to help protect the enamel of my teeth. pronamel is definitely helping me to lead the life that i want to live.
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seinfeld talks about the nuts and bolts of comedy with our anthony mason. >> this is a ferrari. >> ferrari 308 quattrovalvole which means four valves. >> jerry seinfeld obsessed with automobiles. the mid '80s you wanted to show off a little this is what you would get. >> it was his wife who suggested he host an american version of the bbc hit "top gear." >> started thinking, well, if i wanted to do a show with cars that was funny. well, gee, i know every funny person in the world. >> that's how he hatched the idea for his internet series. >> i'm jerry seinfeld this is comedians in cars getting coffee. the hard part was finding anyone or not. >> you actually met resistance on this? >> every single place i went. >> what did they tell you?
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>> i don't understand what you're trying to do. >> cup of coffee, please. >> you can drink coffee all day. >> all day i like it. >> he was trying to create a show where comedians could -- >> you meditate. even when you're meditating you're like, really? >> could talk about their favorite subject. comedy. this is show about comedy. really. >> greatest show ever. >> i would commit to 2 episodes. >> he pitched every internet outlet he could think of with the idea. >> none of them wanted it. >> wow. >> i thought, what kind of track record do you have to have to get -- get certain point in the business when man is looking for network same thing he's looking
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he's looking for a little bit of support and a little bit of freedom. >> crackle finally picked it up. seinfeld is having the last laugh. comedians in cars, now in it's 6th season has been viewed more than 100 million times. >> we should be backing up. >> i thought maybe you were still waiting for something good to happen. >> oh, no. >> seinfeld says when two comedians get together there's some kind of chemical connection. [ laughter ] >> part of it to me is kind of social experiment of, like, i sometimes think of it as i'm just trying to isolate a gene here and put it on display. i go, look at these weird people. am i driving too fast for you? >> i'm fine. >> i love comedy. as much as i love it i love talking about it.
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you like the anatomy of it. >> and as much as i know it's the whole thing still just this smoke ring of nothing that nobody can really seem to nail down. >> at heart, seinfeld considers hill self a stand-up comic. >> such an unbelievable experience. >> he often likes to make surprise appearances at his favorite clubs. >> for you, this is great. for me, it's horrible. it shows i really haven't gotten anywhere. >> you need it? >> yeah. just like if you're surfer. >> when you walk on stage in that circumstance? >> here goes nothing. i've been doing this my whole life. >> this is how he tests and refines his material. >> people usually around this age make a bucket list. i made a bucket list and i turned a b to an s i was done with it.
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>> you break comedy down in architectural way. >> yes, i do. not every comedian does. >> why do you think you do? >> i'm an analytical guy. i like science, i like math. i like structure. i like logic. i do this joke about, you know, in marriage the most important thing is you got to listen a lot of wives complain their husbands don't listen. i've never heard my waive say this, me she may have. i've never had another joke quite like that joke. it has its own structure, like magic trick. >> he's 16 now and has been working comedy clubs since 1975. >> could you throw everything else away that you've done and you do and just have stand up? >> oh, yeah. i kind of dream that have. >> because? >> it's so pure. a laugh such a pure thing. there's no opinion to it. almost every other creative field has to suffer the
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but not stand-up comic. you may not like this guy, but if he's getting laughs, he's going to work. >> seinfeld doesn't need the money. forbes estimates his net worth of upwards of $800 million. most of the it from his tv series. which two decades later his fans will still quote back to him. >> they will mostly just yell at me things from the show. which i always explain to them it's not funny to me. i wrote that for you. there's nothing less funny to a comedian than his own material. >> is that true, really. >> i'm sick of it. i suffered to come up with that. i'm done with it. >> but are you still master of your domain? >> i am king of the county. >> you?
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series of done in 1998, it's creator admits he was lost. >> i didn't know what i was going to d. i was pretty confused at that moment. >> i bet. >> what the hell do you do now? >> because you can't really top it. >> no. impossible. >> there's only one way to top it. that's to remain an artist. and not a star. >> he went back into the belly of the beast. even if some nights are rough. >> i don't know go, who cares? i got a hit tv series and i've done -- i don't think that. this is horrible. i like that. >> what do you like about getting -- >> i'm not an [bleep] i haven't become a giant show business [bleep], pardon my language. very much what i didn't want to be when i finished my tv series, i don't want to be that guy. i know if i stick to stand up i
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>> because they will remind you. >> remind me in two seconds. >> have you ever thought you were in danger of going down that path? >> i was then, yes. >> you were? >> sure. >> i didn't need to come down >> most people don't want to. >> no. they don't. >> why do you think do you? >> i wasn't a 20-something that suddenly hit it big. i knew a little bit of life. i don't want to be spared the grime. the grime suns what i like. to do? >> my daughter could do it. >> she could? >> she could. i don't think she will. somehow. which is the first i saw that, wow, this is genetic. >> seinfeld and his wife, jesusa, have three children. sascha the oldest is now 14. >> have you tried to give her any advice? >> yeah. it's like being thor they give you the hammer. it's hard to just leave it
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there. >> you want though pick up the hammer. >> yeah, pick up the hammer. >> jerry seinfeld is still wielding his hammer. and he has no plans to put it down. >> are you still driven to do this? >> yes. >> that doesn't go away? >> that has not gone away. to me every joke is like a cool thing that didn't exist in the world before you made it. for me at this point in my life i just want to find as many bits as i can before i'm dead. so already you're thinking, hey, this is pretty fun, right? >> not so bad. >> yeah. >> osgood: ahead -- this particular design was used on the plantation.
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predate frank lloyd wright's auldbrass many years. mark strassmann found perfect example not far from here. >> outside charleston, south carolina, highway 17 looks like another southern country road. it's actually a working art gallery. of sweetgrass baskets. >> all of the basket makers are artists no matter how they work on their basket they are all considered an artist. >> henrietta snype, now 63, has woven baskets since she was sech. it's more than a family tradition. this was a way of putting food on the table. >> still is a way. because some people never -- never did anything but basket. >> what does it represent to you? >> you know, i tell people when i do these baskets i never look at the basket say, this is what i do. this is what my family do.
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that community is the gullah, descendants of west african slaves. from native grasses and plants out of necessity. before these baskets became art they were tools. >> charleston was a place that grew a lot of rice. this particular design was used on the plantation. when the slaves would go out and gather the rice, they would put it in this particular style basket. and put all of the rice after they gather it in here, then they would throw it up in the air. you feel the breeze. >> the grasses for the baskets grow wild. lynn net youson took us to one field. >> we're standing right in the middle of sweetgrass. >> sweetgrass is the main item here. we take a handful, put our foot on the root hopefully and purple it out of the ground. it's just that easy.
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>> what will do you it. >> spread it out in the sun for three to five days. when the it dries it shrinks. will be a beige tone. labor. >> start with the bottom the pine needles you tie a knot then work around that knot it's like crocheting. i can do a basket like this maybe in roughly ten glowers that would sell for today? >> this might go for like 350, 375. which is not too bad. >> simple baskets can sell for $40. elaborate pieces often prized by collectors can go for $8,000. >> don't want her to hate the art. when she want to get up and play she can play. but she always come back. >> six days a week lynn net makes baskets with her mother, marilyn, and daughter kimberly. how many general snakes. >> i'm a fourth. and lynn net is the fifth. kimberly is the sixth.
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allisse opens to be a seventh. >> wow. >> i love heritage, you know. because when i'm weaving it seems like i'm in my own world. i don't have a thing to worry
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a sticky subject. >> this band-aid is from 1938. >> wow. >> 94 years ago band-aids hit the market and they stuck around ever since. >> i think the band-aid meets a need. sarita t.finnie says it's no accident that so many of our accidents are covered up by band-aids, it's by design. >> a good design will solve a problem but great design is intuitive and simple and timeless. >> finnie leads global wound care at johnson & johnson. >> i like to tell people that i'm in the boo-boo business. >> ask her anything, anything about band-aids she will know the answer.
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persistent jingle i am stuck on band-aid brand ] >> whose understand was that. >> barry manilow's idea actually. >> okay. you might have guessed. but you probably never heard of guy named earli dickson the year was 1920. >> he was very worried about his young wife, josephine, who was always cutting and burning herself in the kitchen. >> josephine is a klutz? woman. >> dickson cotton buyer for johnson & johnson had an inspiration. >> he combined this first aid tape and this gauze to create the first ready-made bandage. >> almost a century later, band-aids are in roughly one out of every seven american homes. ask. >> last year we produced 220 million boxes of band-aids. that's six bill lone strips. that is enough to circle the planet earth 12 and a half
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times. >> and at the heart of every strip is that same classic design. >> the "new york times" actually did a ranking of the top 100 inventions of all time. fire was on that list. and band-aid was also on that list. >> there's even a band-aid in the design collection at new york city's museum of hod earn art. no kidding. >> osgood: john dirk zone washington for long what's ahead on "face the nation." >> dickerson: we'll talk to donald trump, new jersey governor chris christie and texas senator ted cruz, plus, will joe biden join the presidential race? crock next week here on "sunday morning." >> it's been alleged by some of
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carolina and georgia. >> osgood: i'm charles osgood. we hope you've enjoyed our visit to auldbrass plantation and that you join us again next sunday morning.
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